Dromclough NS, Listowel
Dear Parent(s), 15th Oct. 2019
A recent episode of The Claire Byrne Live Show (Mon. 30th Sept.) discussed the issue of children not having enough daily physical activity.
It is widely accepted that every child should receive a minimum of one hour of moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity per day from both home and school links. However, this target is not regularly being met for many children.
We, in Dromclough N.S., do our very best to ensure each pupil is physically active to the best of their ability. We encourage and provide
opportunity for all our pupils to participate in a range of physical education activities which include:
- Gaelic Games
- Outdoor and Adventure
- Circuit training
- Daily Mile
- Active School Week
- Free Play outside at break times
As well as partaking in weekly P.E. lessons in the above, we also compete competitively in many sporting events throughout the school year. These include:
- Cumann na mBunscol Football and Hurling (15-a-side and Mini 7s)
- Cumann na mBunscol Cross Country
- Primary Hoops Basketball
- Primary School Sports
- Swimming Gala
- FAI 5-a-side soccer
- County Spikeball Championships
To further increase our efforts to have each pupil fit and healthy, and to provide every opportunity to the pupils of being as physically active as possible, we are encouraging each class to undertake Physical Education homework. This will be a once-per-week initiative for 10-15mins. and is in keeping with suggestions made on The Claire Byrne Live Show. Homework will be chosen by teachers either from a skill being taught in P.E. lessons or from the Laya Healthcare Supertroopers booklets which each pupil received this week.
It is hoped that parents will encourage their children to do the PE homework to the same level of commitment as other curricular subjects and that pupils will have fun, enjoyment and enhanced wellbeing from their experiences. Parents might partake with them, if possible,
The Supertroopers Wall Chart, which accompanies the booklet, is also a great resource for motivating children and families to push themselves and reach their goals in being as physically active as possible each and every day of the school year, and after.
Mr. K. Enright, PE & Sports Coordinator, Dromclough NS